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With thousands of choices for fan favorite attractions, accommodating places to stay , excellent restaurants, and beyond in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville, you may wonder how you’re going to choose the best places to see and most exciting things to do with your family. We’ve done our research on all of the great places to stay, play, eat, and shop while in the Great Smoky Mountains, and put it here so you can begin to plan your

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amazing Smoky Mountain Adventure.

Raft through the mountains, fly through the trees, and putt through candy castles! It’s all possible here in Pigeon Forge on top of hundreds of thrilling attractions.

Food connoisseurs unite! With restaurants including BBQ, pizza, fine dining, and scrumptious desserts await you and your family.

With thousands of great experiences available, we’re here to help you explore the essence of the Great Smoky Mountains!

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Buddy Bear is Shopping in Pigeon Forge

Buddy Bear Here: I don’t know about you, but I love to shop. I think I learned to shop from Momma Bear. Momma Bear and I like to go to all over Pigeon Forge to shop for cool stuff. Let me tell you about some of the places we’ve been to recently: Burkes Outlet has

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Happy Birthday America from Buddy Bear!

Buddy Bear here: I love birthdays and one of my favorite to celebrate in Pigeon Forge is the good ol’ USA’s. In fact, did you know that this is America’s 238th birthday? I’ve already got on my red, white and cute, so pack  your bags and come see me in the Great Smoky Mountains for

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Buddy Bear – Our own cub reporter bringing Summer fun your way!

Our favorite little cub is kicking off Summer 2014 in a big way as he eats, sleeps, and plays his way through Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains! We hope you’ll join him on his journey so you can learn more about all the great things in our neck of the woods so you and

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Get Stranded on The Island in Pigeon Forge!

Big news at The Island in Pigeon Forge for all you Parrott Heads out there! The long awaited opening of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville will take place on June 16. Along with the tropical-themed restaurant, the new Margaritaville Island Hotel will open this coming October. The hotel is now taking reservations by calling 844-4FINSUP. So be

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Fall in Love!

If you are falling in love or already in love for a day or many years, Pigeon Forge is the perfect place to ignite a spark or keep the fire of love glowing. Any day is the right day to bring your Valentine to the Smokies where you can fall in love or fall in

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5 Steps for Successful Weight Management from Vitamin World

The holidays are a time to enjoy family, friends and a variety of traditional, special foods that add to the celebration of the season. From egg nog and pumpkin pie to cornbread dressing and brown gravy, these tasty delights can be filled with calories. Don’t Despair! Plan to enjoy all the tasty treats of the

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Great News in the Great Smokies! We’re Open!

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will open at midnight Wednesday, Oct. 16 and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, unless the government shutdown is not ended during that time. According to a recent report on WATE-TV, an agreement was reached today between Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and North Carolina Governor Pat

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Members Banquet with Bruce Pearl

Bruce Pearl, former University of Tennessee Mens Basketball Coach, will be the guest speaker September 26th at the members only chamber meeting. Mr. Pearl will be speaking on teamwork and motivation. The topics that will be discussed will be, accepting and identifying your mistakes, having a backup plan and asking for advice. Mr. Pearls goal is to help others

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Poynor’s Pommes Frites at The Island

If you are looking for an unique food to try while in Pigeon Forge then head over to Poynor’s Pommes Frites at The Island. So what makes Poynor’s Pommes Frites unique? They are remembering the streets of Germany with authentic German foods. Some of their specialties include Pommes Frites, Belgium fries and homemade dipping sauces. They

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Being involved in the National Park

Are you looking for ways to become more involved with the Great Smoky Mountain National Park? There are many choices to choose from depending on what you are interested and how you want to help. Becoming a member of the the Great Smoky Mountain Association is one way to help the National Park. Since 1953, the association

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The Barn at Chestnut Springs

A unique and beautiful feature throughout East Tennessee are the barns that can be found throughout the area. Some can be found on a busy highway that used to be a country road while others are tucked away and not easily visible. What all the barns have in common is that they have a story to tell. Many

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Being on top of the world

This location is the highest lodge in the eastern United States. It sits at an elevation of 6400 feet. This location is only accessibly by hiking for there are no roads that lead to the top. Have you guessed the mystery location? If you answered LeConte Lodge then you are correct. The lodge sits just below Mt. LeConte,

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